St Mary, St Peter & St Paul, Westbury, Gloucestershire - 26th September 2004

The Stained Glass Windows

These images have been electronically corrected for perspective distortion, which may have changed the width to height ratios of the windows slightly.

The windows are presented here anticlockwise around the building, starting with the south wall. The window depicting St Mary has the misleading inscription "The church, built AD1530 was dedicated to the Virgin Mary." If it has any meaning, it probably refers to the rebuilding of the south aisle and porch at that date.

Stained glass in St Mary, St Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire - 26th September 2004 - MTCStained glass in St Mary, St Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire - 26th September 2004 - MTC

The window below is by Kemp and Tower and depicts St Elizabeth, St Mary and St Anne.

Stained glass in St Mary, St Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire - 26th September 2004 - MTC

The two windows flanking the east window, below are situated on the south and north side of the chancel and the view of them is blocked by two impressive brass chandeliers made in Bristol about 1730.  I took the pictures at a steep angle to try and avoid the blockage, the perspective correction has done very strange things to the stone window mouldings but at least the main features of the glass design are visible! The east window is by Clayton and Bell, the north and south chancel windows by Powell and Sons, 1864 and 1866.

Chancel, south window, St Mary, St Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire - 26th September 2004 - MTC

East window, St Mary, St Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire - 26th September 2004 - MTC

North chancel window, St Mary, St Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire - 26th September 2004 - MTC

North chancel window, St Mary, St Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire - 26th September 2004 - MTC

The window below is in the east end of the north aisle and is my favourite in the church in terms of colour and balance. It depicts the tree patron saints of the church, St Peter, St Mary and St Paul.  It is by Jones and Willis.

North aisle window, St Mary, St Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire - 26th September 2004 - MTC

And the final window is in the north wall.

North aisle window, St Mary, St Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire - 26th September 2004 - MTC

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